Podcast #269 – Getting Through a Wicked Freeze

We’ve been knowing about this one for nearly a week, so we had plenty of time to prepare. And it delivered all the cold and wind it had promised.

The forecast was for an overnight low last night of 15 degrees, with NW winds of 5-7 mph, yielding a chill factor in the 5-7 degree range. Our air temp here got down to 13, and the wind continued all night, so we got pretty much what had been predicted. As usual, our own safety and comfort were not an issue. Having a tiny, well-insulated home and a wood stove guarantees that we’ll be comfortable, and we were. The issues were from utility systems, plants and animals. Today’s program goes through each of the issues and describes how we think we did. So far, the news seems to be pretty good.

Listen – 17:23
As the wind swirled Wednesday afternoon before the freeze, our friend Clayton Hutsler helped Amanda spread frost blanket on Bed #3 to protect her beloved rutabagas. We're pleased to say Clayton took home a rutabaga, and the rest of them made it through the night fine, so everybody's a winner!
As the wind swirled Wednesday afternoon before the freeze, our friend Clayton Hutsler helped Amanda spread frost blanket on Bed #3 to protect her beloved rutabagas. We’re pleased to say Clayton took home a rutabaga, and the rest of them made it through the night fine, so everybody’s a winner!
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